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Category Archives: Misc
Memories of Cinque Terre
In October of 2007 I went to Italy with my daughter Laura. We had 10 magical days including a day of hiking the Cinque Terre. I can close my eyes and see the villages perched on the coastal mountains, the … Continue reading
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Day 26 Priorities
Before we left for skiing I checked the news and saw the devastation in Japan. Suddenly a bluebird day with 3 inches of new snow just didn’t seem important anymore. My life is on hold with this trip but their … Continue reading
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Opportunity.We all hear it knocking. I’m not sure that it only knocks once because sometimes it gets really loud. I’m not always good at answering the door. How often do I ignore the knocking and later regret being unable or … Continue reading
Minnehaha and Trees!
Two weeks ago we had record winds here in Minnesota. That Saturday we paddled the Minnehaha Creek, thinking it would probably be our last chance this season. What we didn’t think about was the amount of debris that would be … Continue reading
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Nordic Walk for Wolves
It was a beautiful night for a walk. About sixty five wolf enthusiasts showed up to Nordic Walk for Wolves, our benefit for the International Wolf Center. The moon was rising and the trail was in great condition. We set … Continue reading
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Walking in the Dark
The days of early dawn are behind us for another year and my morning walks are now in darkness. I do not like walking in the dark. Even with a headlight it’s difficult to see the trail and in order … Continue reading
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An early Sunday morning walk
There were 10 Nordic Walkers that gathered at Lake Calhoun this morning for the 5K walk around the lake. It was a beautiful morning, fall is in full color here in the Twin Cities and it’s warmer than normal. Walking … Continue reading
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World Nordic Walking Day 10-10-10
The International Nordic Walking Association is celebrating their 1oth year on 10/10/10 and invites everyone to Nordic Walk somewhere on World Nordic Walking day. Walks are being held all over the world including here in Minnesota. At this time, Great Lakes Nordic … Continue reading
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A welcome break
First it was the City of Lakes Loppet, 11K on trail, followed by my morning walks and CE classes almost every day. One week later it was the Birkie Trek and Trail Run, 21K on trail, followed by more CE … Continue reading
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Birkie Trek 2010
Birkie Trek, a half marathon Nordic Walk on the Birkebeiner Trail in Hayward Wisconsin. The ingredients: forests in full fall color, a wide trail that goes up and down the hills forever, 800 trail enthusiasts ready to conquer the distance, … Continue reading
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